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Verbal Aspect in the Greek of the New Testament, with Reference to Tense and Mood

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Stanley E. Porter and Stanley E. Porter

This detailed work in Greek linguistics argues that the semantic category of synthetic verbal aspect provides a suggestive and workable linguistic model for explaining the range of uses of the tense-forms in Greek. The author addresses in particular those studying the hellenistic Greek of the New Testament, although those interested in Greek language from other periods, and in systemic linguistics and more general questions related to the study of ancient languages will benefit as well. This book will serve both as a textbook for advanced language classes, and as a reference tool for Greek language research.

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CHAPTER 1: RESEARCH INTO TENSE, AKTIONSART AND ASPECT 17

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CHAPTER 1: RESEARCH INTO TENSE, AKTIONSART AND ASPECT 0. INTRODUCTION. As late as 1974, Rydbeck, commenting on the state of research into NT grammar, said, "today research into post-classical Greek in general and NT Greek in particular has come al...

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